The Daily Read – The Internet Edition – 10/27/2014
Today’s Daily Read features more #GamerGate drama, Facebook on publishing and Halloween raves for six year-olds.
“A New York writer hung out with people at an 8chan meetup, which included bringing laptops to a strip club”
“Two months ago today, actor Adam Baldwin was the first to use the #Gamergate hashtag on Twitter, solidifying a name for the movement that’s dominated all conversations in gaming since. Depending on where you sit on the issue, it’s either a widespread campaign of harassment against women or, actually, about ethics in videogames journalism.”
“If you needed any more proof of how mobile the world has become, consider what happened to my lost iPhone. After I left my device in a New York City taxi this summer, I went through the usual steps to try to get it back.”
“In search of Uber’s unicorns (the drivers reportedly making $90k)”
“For publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park. More often than not, it’s hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.”
“”Everything glows in the dark!” shouts Katourna. She asks me to reattach her glow stick bracelet. I can barely hear her over the thumping electronic music in the club. People are wearing blinking green sunglasses. Some girls are dancing on tables.”